- Mizuna: a downtown gem.
A perennial contender for all of Spokane’s fine dining accolades, Mizuna has found success in keeping things fresh. This means rotating its menu with the seasons, ensuring that much of what you eat at the cozy downtown eatery comes directly from area farms to your plate.
This fall, for example, the menu has been altered to showcase some of the items found in the region. Most specifically, you’ll find mushrooms — and lots of them — in a variety of dishes, including a wild mushroom risotto, a shiitake mushroom lettuce wrap and mushroom and eggplant meatballs.
It’s not all ’shrooms, though; server Stefani VanDeest says the grilled Idaho rainbow trout, served with fresh baby bok choy, has been very popular this season. Mizuna gets rave reviews for its dinners, but don’t overlook its affordable lunch menu (11 am–3 pm, Mon-Sat) full of creatively inspired burgers, wraps, salads and more.